Most of you know that I am a wife, mother & grandmother, and most of you know that next to my love for my Lord & Savior, my family is the greatest source of joy in my life. I left my full time job to to pursue my dream of having a photography business, and one of the benefits of that is having a flexible schedule that allows me to enjoy my grandchildren by taking spontaneous trips to visit them. I never take for granted the fact that they live close enough to grab a snuggle whenever I just can’t stand being so far (well, 3 hours feels REALLY far sometimes) away. I know many of you don’t have that luxury.
I recently got to spend some time with four of my little loves. As always, MaLea was bustin’ out the camera! I just thought I’d share the joy with you . . .
While their big sisters were in school, I grabbed a few shots of our newest grand daughter with her big brother . . . once again, Pez saves the day (I find it extremely amusing that both of my stubborn 2 year old littles will take a zillion photos for one little, tiny piece of candy, but, hey! I’m all over it!)
Their mother is a fabulous photographer, so I’m blessed with many wonderful photos of my grandchildren. However, trying to pose & manage four AND a camera isn’t an easy task. We worked together for the next shot, and I LOVE it!! I may have busted out a naughty word for those smiles . . . I mean, Pez works for two year olds, but not so much when you’re 7 or 8. For that you need something more shocking & inappropriate . . . like . . . FART! Yes, I did . . .
We took a walk for some ice cream after our victorious mini session . . . spotting a red door I knew I needed a few individuals of my oldest two, but, alas my memory card was full & I only managed one before the camera was put away until the next visit. Good think I have that back up source, and I know their mother will soon have a new session to share!
These were just blips on the timeline of my life, but I treasure them! Every time I see that group image, I will remember the shocked giggles of two little girls who just couldn’t believe MaLea would say THAT word! I’ll remember the brief period of time when a little boy would do ANYTHING for a piece of Spiderman candy. When I miss them, I’ll pause and look at these photos, and the memories will fill the gap for a moment. When they’ve grown up too quickly, I’ll look at these photos and be thankful for the memories that I’ve been blessed to create. Like you, I’ll hold them close . . . every brief visit . . . every blip in time . . . Today. Everlasting.
OMGOODNESS!!!!!! the girls are more beautiful in each picture….the Liam is just a light and baby amara looks her big brother! Love the blues…love the pics!!!
Maxine Evans says
So sweet! I really love the colors 🙂 How in the world do you get anything done with all these cuties around?!
What adorable kids!
tami thomson says
So cute! Beautiful work!
Adorable kids and beautiful photos!
Chris Higginbottom says
Those are beautiful children and beautiful photos! Love … captured!
Jackie T says
That is way too much cuteness for one family. It’s wonderful to see so much love!
I just love ’em!!
Back in the day!!!!